Personal Will and the Solar Chakra
by Bonnie Moss (c) 2012 Aug
Personal power is subtle. It is about feeing confident about who
and what you are. There is a positive and negative personal power
inherent in all of us. Working with the solar plexus chakra opens
up the positive qualities of strength, self-confidence, self-esteem,
a healthy way of being self-assertive. Positive personal power
paves the way for a healthy and loving relationship with family,
friends and associates. It is a way to achieve goals through being
self-assured, a way to be the master of oneself. A positive state
of personal power becomes a state of the mind, an attitude.
This healthy state of personal power is not about an attempt to
be always in control of a situation or of others. This development
of personal power is not about the ability to master the manipulation
of others. When you work successfully with the solar plexus chakra,
it opens up competence, positive personal qualities, a gift of vision
that radiates generosity, kindness and warmth to the world. It helps
you to manifest your world. Issues of fear, rejection, trust and
self-image are dealt with in this chakra, the center for action,
energy and self-power.
The solar plexus chakra, Manipura in sanskrit
This is the third chakra, also referred to as the inner sun, a light
within that radiates through your personality. It is also referred
to as the celiac plexus . It is a complex set of radiating nerve fibers ,
or plexus. This chakra is linked to the stomach, abdomen, upper
GI(gastro-intestinal) tract, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidney,
spleen, adrenal glands and the middle spine.It is linked to the
structure of the metabolic system. It is located about two inches
above the navel and the edge of the ribcage.
We absorb the solar energy, this makes exposure to the sun
very important and healthy for this chakra. It is believed that solar
energy nurtures the etheric body and helps to maintain a healthy
physical state as it radiates positive emotional flow of energy.
The solar plexus is very much linked to the soul. Therefore, if this
chakra is kept pure and open ,you will be more in touch with your
true feelings and self. Our emotions, magnifying the pure desire of
the Higher Self, are intended to amplify the soul and the potential
of the soul.
Chakras are more than spinning, vibrating wheels of energy. Chakras
are energy patterns with specific locations in the body. Each location
corresponds to the unique aspect of our being in a spiritual sense.
Each chakra has its realm of consciousness.
This chakra clearly proves the two separate stems of emotion- love
and hate.LOVE- it is the emotion of attraction and integrates the
universal energy called love, peace and calmness.HATE- the stem
of repulsion, causing pain and discord, disintegrates the universal
energy into hate.
Lorraine Michaels : shangrala.org writes:
The solar plexus and the throat are corresponding chakras, and
when in harmony, the energies of both converge in the heart for
peaceful and loving communication. When one or the other is in
disharmony, both chakras are involved. Many of our emotions are
expressed through these two chakras. You will notice that under
normal circumstances, when people are expressing feelings of
love, kindness or any other positive emotion, they usually speak
in a quiet and resonant tone. When agitated, the pitch and
volume goes up indicating anger or anxiety.
Meditation for the Solar Plexus:
Visualize the great sun disc over your solar plexus as a large
round shield of heavy armour reflecting in all directions the dazzling
light of the great central sun. Accept that your solar plexus is a
miniature sun of the great central.
There is so much to learn about the chakras. It is my hope that
by introducing the chakras separately, the reader would be inspired
to learn more about chakras. A good understanding of the function
of each chakra is a good background when you feel you are ready
to incorporate chakra balancing and meditation in your life.
Images of chakras courtesy of -bing.com/images